This year’s BAA Junior National Championship was held on Sunday 24th June at the Richard Dunn Sports Centre, with Junior Aikidoka from Bradford, Leeds, Garforth/Wetherby & Harrogate (Yon Ju Hachi Aikdo), Manchester (Renshinkan Aikido Club), Sheffield and Dublin taking part. The Championship team trophy was again won by the Yon Ju Hachi Aikdo.
The 12th International Aikido Festival was held in Akita, Japan, the birthplace of Tomiki Sensei and Oba Sensei. The host for this international festival was the Japan Aikido Association. Club members were part of the British Aikido Association (BAA) GB Team that competed at this international festival. For them, this was the first time they had been to an international … Continue reading “2017 International Aikido Festival in Akita, Japan”
The Worldwide Sport Aikido Federation (WSAF) Junior, Youth, Cadet and Senior World championships were held in August 2017, at the University of East London – SportsDock. The WSAF is an organisation solely dedicated to providing space for open, fair, competitive Aikido according to the design and spirit of Kenji Tomiki Shihan. Over 200 Aikidoka from Great Britain, Australia, Brazil, Ireland, … Continue reading “WSAF – 2017 Junior, Youth, Cadet and Senior World championships”
This year’s BAA Junior National Championship was the 40th Anniversary of the BAA Junior National championship. The championship was held on Sunday 28th June at the Richard Dunn Sports Centre, with Junior Aikidoka from Bradford, Leeds, Garforth/Wetherby & Harrogate (Yon Ju Hachi Aikdo), Manchester (Renshinkan Aikido Club), Sheffield and Dublin taking part in this championship. The Championship team trophy was … Continue reading “2017 BAA Junior Nationals”
The 2017 BAA Junior Open (North) were on Saturday 11th March at the Richard Dunn Sports Centre, with over 100 Junior Aikidoka taking part from clubs in Bradford, Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield and Yon Ju Hachi (Boston Spa Aikido Club). The overall team trophy was awarded to Leeds Central Aikido Club.
I am often asked why there is a boar on the club badge so I thought I would post an article to answer the question once and for all. The short answer is that it is from the Bradford Coat of Arms but that only answers part of the question, because the next logical question is “Why is there a … Continue reading “Why the Boars Head on the Club Badge?”
The 3rd Junior/Youth European Tournament was held over the weekend of 29th October at the English Institute of Sport (EIS), Sheffield, with over 150 junior and youth Aikidoka from clubs in Bradford, Dublin (Ireland), Leeds, Renshinkan (Manchester), Sheffield, Tanseikan (London), Yon Ju Hachi (Boston Spa Aikido Club) and Russia. Over the weekend, all the juniors demostrated awesome aikido, sportsmanship and … Continue reading “2016 Junior/Youth European Championships”
The 2016 BAA Summer School (North) was again held at St Mary’s School, Ilkley. At the grading on Sunday, Garrett was promoted to 5th Dan and Rajdeep was promoted to 1st Dan. Congratulations to everyone (both adults and juniors) that were successful at the grading. The coaches at the Summer School were, Yoshiomi Inoue (7th Dan), Bob Jones (7th Dan), … Continue reading “Garrett 5th Dan, Rajdeep 1st Dan.”